About this book
There is more to Bali than beaches and traditional dances. Perched between the tropical rainforests of southeast Asia and the dry archipelago of eastern Indonesia, Bali has a diverse and prolific array of wildlife, including reptiles and amphibians. This beautifully presented, comprehensive guide has colour photographs of every species, up-to-date information, keys to identification (in English and Bahasa Indonesia), and easy-to-use language throughout. It is designed for those with an interest in spectacular and elegant wildlife, as much as those with a serious interest in herpetology.
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Making an Identification; Using the Keys; 3. Explanation of the Species Accounts; Description; Tadpole labial teeth formulae; Habitat; Biology; Distribution; 4. The Environment of Bali; Climate; Natural Vegetation, by Beth Crase; Human Influence on Vegetation; 5. Overview of the Amphibians and Reptile Fauna; 6. Traditional Uses and the Turtle Trade; 7. First Aid for Snakebite; First Aid for Spitting Cobra Venom in the Eyes; The Dangerous Snake Species of Bali; 8. Amphibians, Class Amphibia; Key to the Amphibians of Bali; Keterangan untuk Amphibi Bali (Key to the Amphibians of Bali in Bahasa Indonesia) Key to the Tadpoles of Bali; Keterangan untuk Berudu Bali (Key to the Tadpoles of Bali in Bahasa Indonesia; Frogs, Order Anura. Litter Frogs, Family Megophryidae; Toads, Family Bufonidae; Narrow-mouthed Frogs, Family Microhylidae; Typical Frogs, Family Ranidae; South-east Asian Treefrogs, Family Rhacophoridae; 9. Reptiles, Class Reptilia; Turtles, Order Testudines; Key to the Turtles of Bali; Keterangan untuk Kura-Kura Bali (Key to the Turtles of Bali in Bahasa Indonesian; Leatherback Turtle, Family Dermochelyidae; Modern Sea Turtles, Family Cheloniidae; Asian Hardshell Turtles, Family Bataguridae; Softshell Turtles, Family Trionychidae; Lizard, Order Squamata, Suborder Sauria; Key to the Lizards of Bali; Keterangan untuk Kadal Bali (Key to the Lizards of Bali in Bahasa Indonesia; Agamids, Family Agamidae; Oriental Burrowing Lizards, Family Dibamidae; Geckos, Family Gekkonidae; Skinks, Family Scincidae; Monitors, Family Varanidae; Snakes, Order Squamata, Suborder Serpentes; Key to the Snakes of Bali; Keterangan untuk Ular-Ular Bali (Key to the Snakes of Bali in Bahasa Indonesia; Blind Snakes, Family Typhlopidae; Pythons, Family Pythonidae; File Snakes, Family Acrochordidae; Colubrids, Family Colubridae; Elapids, Family Elappidae; Pit-vipers, Familty Crotalidae; Sea Kraits, Family Laticaudidae; Appendix; Glossary; References; Index.
J. Lindley McKay has studied herpetofauna throughout the Southern Hemisphere, conducting surveys in Australia and South America. Studies in viper ecology took him to Borneo, and he worked as a photographer's assistant in Botswana. In Bolivia, he trained jungle guides. He also worked on the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Program, Victoria. Currently, his interests are conservation and education, and an investigation into the taxonomy of an unusual morph of an Australian monitor in conjunction with the Queensland and Western Australian museums.